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Whether you choose to visit in the Summer or Winter months Reykjavik provides the perfect holiday getaway.

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Destination in detail

Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, is the country’s biggest city and oozes culture and vibrancy. It is also the heart of Iceland's cultural activity and is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world. Reykjavik and its surrounds are a great destination for those who want to enjoy its beautiful coastline; an Iceland northern lights holiday or used as a base for many of Iceland’s other geothermal and natural wonders. Believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, Reykjavik is located in south western Iceland, on the southern shore of the Faxaflói Bay.


64°08′N 21°56′W




274.5 km2

Time Zone

GMT + 1

Why choose us?


Because for us, it's about you

Our itineraries are tailor-made for every customer – based on what you tell us your interests and travel aspirations are. We hear your desires and do our best to avoid your frustrations.

We are genuine

We choose experiences which are authentic to your destination – to help you connect with the culture. Keeping it real and immersing you in the lives of the locals so you can experience their way of life.

You deserve the best.

Our team of Travel Designers have first-hand knowledge of the destinations we offer – having travelled and experienced what we offer, we know you will get only the best service and luxury. This keeps our standards high and the relationships with our suppliers strong – so we can go the extra mile for you.

You can’t put a price on experience

Our aim is to supply you with the best – of everything. From the personalised service, to the after sales support, to being on call while you are travelling and ensuring our suppliers deliver on our promises – we give it our all at every step of the way.

Travel Facts

Getting There

There are many flights to and from Iceland all year round. International flights arrive at Keflavík International Airport, just to the south of the city. There are no railways on Iceland but the city centre does have bus services as well as taxis. Reykjavik also boasts two seaports where many cruise ships dock.


Despite its name Iceland is not necessarily that cold. Winter temperatures are an average of 3.6°C, and summer temperatures average around 15°C


Reykjavik and Iceland is world famous for its geology and geography. With huge mountain ranges and an active geothermal country with many geysers, hot springs and volcanic formations to be found – it is a breath-taking landscape for those after an adventure.

Iceland offers some of the best waterfalls in Europe, such as the Dettifoss regarded as the most powerful waterfall in the whole of Europe.

With a latitude of 64° north, Reykjavik offers a perfect base from which to embark on an Iceland northern lights adventure.

Plants and Animals

Wild horses still roam areas around the city. A third of the island lacks any sort of vegetation which gives the landscape a unique feel. Much of this barren land is covered in ash from recent volcanic eruptions.

There are many species of whale present round the shores of Iceland. Also many species of fish also thrive in the Icelandic waters with diving tours available to discover this underwater world.

Let’s plan your adventure

Our experienced and enthusiastic Adventure Artists are waiting to create your very own itinerary. Whatever you are looking for, we can help.

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